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    Easy but need help

    A high school student in AP calc class, so please bear with, hopefully this is simple for all you college kids:

    dy/dx x~4 (t)tan t
    Please help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsung
    A high school student in AP calc class, so please bear with, hopefully this is simple for all you college kids:

    dy/dx x~4 (t)tan t
    Please help!
    I have no idea what you just said. Can you rephrase your question?

    What does ~ mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsung
    A high school student in AP calc class, so please bear with, hopefully this is simple for all you college kids:

    dy/dx x~4 (t)tan t
    Please help!
    This doesn't make sense for a number of reasons. If you are supposed to take the derivative with respect to x you would notate like this: \frac{d}{dx}f(x) When you put \frac{dy}{dx}=f(x), you are saying that y is a function of x and you have already taken the derivative. In your problem you have two variables, x and t. And as ThePerfectHacker said, what does ~ mean? Anyway, we'd all love to help but we're kinda confused on what you're asking.

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